The Fringe offers a change for non-mainstream voices to be heard, so it’s no surprise that two solo productions take striking looks at the Muslim experience. Washington, D.C.-based Zehra Fazal’s Headscarf
And The Angry Bitch (from Saturday, July 9, at the George Ignatieff Theatre) examines growing up Muslim in America, with thoughts on sex and faith. The tongue-in-cheek show includes the musical number The Only Thing I’ll Do Five Times A Day Is You.
Sandra Pascuzzi faces other problems in So I Married A Muslim (continues from Friday, July 8, at Passe Muraille Backspace), in which the Australian-born, Second City-trained Italian performer falls for a South Asian Muslim Canadian and moves to the Great White North. Rather than being overtly political, it tells a love story that’s both funny and poignant.
Zehra Fazal tries on Headscarf And The Angry Bitch.